Forthcoming Legislation

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Effective
To be confirmed

This Bill, which is currently before Parliament, introduces a power for the Secretary of State for Education to designate employer representative bodies to lead the development of local skills improvement plans.

Regulations make vaccination mandatory in English care homes

Reference
2021 No. 891
Effective
11 November 2021

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 only workers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or who are exempt from vaccination, will be allowed to work in care homes that are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Employers' duty to prevent sexual harassment

Effective
to be confirmed

Following a consultation, the Government has announced that it intends to introduce a new duty requiring employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Judicial Review and Courts Bill

Effective
To be confirmed

This Bill, which is currently before parliament, makes several changes in relation to employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)

Professional Qualifications Bill

Effective
To be confirmed

The UK and Ireland share a Common Travel Area (CTA) within which UK and Irish citizens can move freely, reside and enjoy associated rights and privileges, including the right to work. The new framework will support an agreement between the UK and Irish governments to ensure there are adequate routes to recognition for qualified professionals across the UK and Ireland.